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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14429–14434

Supported microfiber loops for optical sensing

Xin Guo and Limin Tong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14429-14434 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.014429


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Abstract

We demonstrate refractive-index sensors based on copper-rod-supported microfiber loops. Due to the robustness of the supported loop structure and the flexibility of obtaining critical coupling within a broad spectral range, these microfiber loops show high sensitivity and high stability for sensing in both low- and high-concentration solutions with estimated sensitivity of refractive-index measurement up to 1.8×10-5.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2008
Published: August 29, 2008

Citation
Xin Guo and Limin Tong, "Supported microfiber loops for optical sensing," Opt. Express 16, 14429-14434 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14429


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